We've asked a few folks to come in and give the St. Louis Blues some inspiration as the season winds down. And as a special treat, we'll let you inside the dressing room to hear the words for yourself. Before tonight's game against the Dallas Stars, we've asked Abraham Lincoln to speak to the team.
He'd never stear the Blues wrong. Honest.
Two score and two years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new hockey team, conceived in gritty play, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal and should play hard every night.
Now we are engaged in a great fight for the playoffs, testing whether this Blues team, or any team so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield in the standings. We have come to dedicate a portion of the schedule, not as a final resting place for those who have played their hearts out so that team's playoff chances might live, but as a testament to their fortitude. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate-we cannot consecrate-we cannot hallow-this season. The brave men, playing and injured, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-to make the 2009 playoffs. This team, under Andy Murray, shall have a new birth in Mid-April - and that team of the Oshies, by the Tkachuks, for the Masons, shall not perish from the playoffs.